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Great White Adventures

2038 Pacific Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501
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Ranked #4 of 5 Activities in Alameda
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Scuba diving
Description: Shark-diving experiences off the coasts of northern California and Mexico.
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

TL:DR Just don't book this trip, there aren't enough ways to get sharks to the surface and you probably won't see a great white, much less a predation event. It's too much money to not have at least a 50% chance of seeing a great white. DEFINITELY don't travel to the Bay Area for this trip. You probably read the... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went November 6 swells were at least 4-5 feet we actually had the following day booked as well eager to see two days worth of sharks but happy to know the 7th was cancelled due to "swells" . Where to begin with this horrible review . The boat ride Is 2 1/2 hours out to the... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We joined this trip on October 27th and really enjoyed our day. We were top side observers, and even though no one saw a shark that day the crew was really friendly and provided a lot of very interesting shark information. About six weeks before my sister had joined a whale watching boat, which stopped at the Farallon Islands, where... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

My wife and I took this trip as it looked like something unique: opportunity to see marine life in a protected sanctuary. The experience is really aimed for divers as the experience is to be in a shark cage in the water to see great white sharks. We came as "topside observers" which means that we stayed on the boat... More

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San Carlos, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I'd recommend this to anyone interested in a unique adventure. The Farallon Islands are an amazing protected marine/nature sanctuary. The experience of going out through the Golden Gate, 30 miles to sea and spending the entire day out on the ocean is wonderful!! The cage diving was fun, a truly unique experience (I'm not a certified scuba diver, so was... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

It's San Fran not the Caribbean so the the people complaining about poor visibility and the cold can't blame their own ignorance. Reality it you're going to freeze, with or without a wet suit. You are probably not going to be able to see more than 15 feet in front of you on a good day, so chances are you... More

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New York City, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

One star for the friendly crew. But we didn't go to hang out with a friendly crew on a boat, this trip is a total scam. The chances of seeing sharks under water are slim to none. The water is extremely cloudy and we apparently went on a great visible day- 10 feet of visibility. If it was more then... More

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Springfield, Ohio
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Please, please, please listen to the other reviews. The Farallon Island tour was nothing short of big money wasted. I honestly regret not looking these reviews up before booking this expensive trip. The tour literally consists of being out on a boat for 12 hrs to see absolutely nothing. It appears that poor water visibility, abundant jellyfish, a few sea... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Went on the trip to the Farallons Sept. 21, 2013. I should have known when as we approached the islands I heard over the radio, "the show has to start some time this year" My friend and I did two 30 minute dives looking at murky green water. The "decoys" they deploy are thrown out and eventually wind up floating... More

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Hello, I just returned from a trip to the Farallon Islands to see the Great White Sharks. This has always been a dream of mine, having read "The Devils' Teeth", and having dived with sharks (sans cage) in the South Pacific. I booked my shark adventure with Dive Discovery, who were very professional in all aspects of the shark encounter... More

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